93 percent of Filipinos are facing the new year with hope

Malacañang on Wednesday expressed elation over a recent survey result showing that 93 percent of Filipinos are facing the new year with hope, near the record high levels set in 2002.

In a press briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda thanked the Filipino people for the show of trust and confidence in the Aquino administration.

“We thank the Filipino people for their trust… they view our government as an engine of hope. What we promised during the campaign, the eradication of graft and corruption will bear fruit, so that is something that we are going to fulfill. Again we are very elated with the survey results”, Lacierda said.

The Social Weather Station (SWS) poll conducted Nov. 27 to 30 revealed that nine out of 10 or 93 percent of Filipinos are facing the coming year 2011 with hope, just two points off the 95 percent peak registered in December 2002.

It was also higher than the 89 percent of 2009.

Those who said they would start the year “with fear” was only seven percent, down from last year’s 11 percent.

The SWS said optimism was widespread across all areas and shared by all socioeconomic classes.

It improved to 96 percent from 87 percent in Metro Manila; to 94 percent from 90 percent in Balance Luzon [Luzon minus Metro Manila]; to 97 percent from 88 percent in Visayas; and to 89 percent from 87 percent in Mindanao.

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